Atlanta-based freight forwarder Cargo Brokers International will use the ediEnterprise system developed by forwarder and logistics enterprise system developer CargoWise.
Cargo Brokers Chief Executive Officer Carsten Steinmetz said ediEnterprise was selected because of its tightly integrated warehouse management solution with operational and accounting functions.
“We had been on our legacy system for 11 years,” Steinmetz said in a statement. “And although we had been making updates along the way, getting it to the level of service CargoWise can provide would have taken too much time and money. Some of the enhancements we’d been trying to achieve for a long time, we received on day one when CargoWise went live - things like laser printing, emailing document packs, connectivity with INTTRA, and customized client visibility.”
Cargo Brokers will also use CargoWise delivered through the technology provider’s WiseCloud platform to streamline IT management requirements and reduce the cost usually associated with the implementation and maintenance of software.
“We have used our own server for more than 20 years, but the cost of maintaining that infrastructure was certainly a factor in moving into the WiseCloud environment,” Steinmetz said. “The built-in redundancy that comes with WiseCloud is a key factor, because I don’t have to spend resources ensuring our internal server is accessible to employees and customers on a 24/7 basis.” - Eric Johnson